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Slimed! Harrisburg teachers, administrator take pies to the face for a good cause

  • East Side Student Council member Taylor Michel dumps green slime on fifth-grade teacher Jake Dixon Thursday afternoon in the school's gym. The sliming, the culmination of a month-long fundraiser, contributed $750 to Harrisburg's Christian Community Compassion Center, otherwise known as 4C's.

    East Side Student Council member Taylor Michel dumps green slime on fifth-grade teacher Jake Dixon Thursday afternoon in the school's gym. The sliming, the culmination of a month-long fundraiser, contributed $750 to Harrisburg's Christian Community Compassion Center, otherwise known as 4C's.
    Travis DeNeal/Harrisburg Register

  • East Side School student Brody Nyberg hits his dad, fifth-grade teacher Phil Nyberg, in the face with a whipped cream pie as part of a fundraiser for 4C's Thursday.

    East Side School student Brody Nyberg hits his dad, fifth-grade teacher Phil Nyberg, in the face with a whipped cream pie as part of a fundraiser for 4C's Thursday.
    Travis DeNeal/Harrisburg Register

  • East Side Assistant Principal Eric Witges gets splattered with a whipped cream pie Thursday afternoon in the school's gym as part of a fundraiser for 4C's.

    East Side Assistant Principal Eric Witges gets splattered with a whipped cream pie Thursday afternoon in the school's gym as part of a fundraiser for 4C's.
    Travis DeNeal/Harrisburg Register

 
 
updated: 12/1/2017 5:21 PM

HARRISBURG -- Two Harrisburg teachers and one administrator got hit with slime and pies to the face by students, all for a good cause.

According to East Side School third-grade teacher and student council co-sponsor Megan Lemonds, students had a special fundraiser for the month of November.

Contributions would be made in the name of Assistant Principal Eric Witges, fifth-grade teacher Jake Dixon or fifth-grade teacher Phil Nyberg. The donations were earmarked for the Christian Community Compassion Center, better known as 4C's.

The "winning" teacher would be coated in slime at the end of the month.

It turned out that the other two weren't off the hook, either.

As students filed into the East Side gymnasium, Lemonds, along with fellow teachers Lori Porter and Katie Berry, rallied the audience, asking who they wanted to see "slimed."

After some student awards, Lemonds announced that students raised $775 to be donated to 4C's. She also noted that Witges and Nyberg would get a pie in the face, and Dixon would be slimed.

For Nyberg, the occasion was a little extra special: Thursday was his birthday, and his son Brody got to hit him with the whipped cream pie.

4c's board member and secretary Patty Carlson received the check on behalf of the organization, thanking the students teachers for their hard work. She said the funds would be put to good use.